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ERIC Number: ED178787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Training Behavioral Contractors to Conduct Initial Assessment Interviews.
Wong, Stephen E.; And Others
The effectiveness of a training package for teaching behavioral contractors to conduct initial assessment interviews was evaluated. Verbal responses including professional conduct statements, behavioral assessment questions, and positive process statements were targeted for instruction. Training consisted of written prompts and quizzes, rehearsal, feedback, and a negative reinforcement contingency. Responses of trainees and either role-played or volunteer clients were recorded during a series of simulated assessment interviews. Results obtained within a multiple-baseline across subjects design indicated that written prompts and quizzes, rehearsal, and feedback were effective in increasing targeted verbal behaviors of trainees. In addition, responses of role-played and unscripted clients to behavioral assessment questions also increased after training. The effects of adding continuous feedback and the negative reinforcement contingency were inconsistent across subjects. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis: International Organization (5th, Dearborn, Michigan, June 16-19, 1979)